4 Feb 2021
New EU Project will Make Windows Generate Solar Energy
Transparent solar cells can be used in windows. But until now, they have either not been particularly effective or very transparent. A new project will change that. With a revolutionary concept, the EU project CITYSOLAR will make energy-producing, transparent windows, mainstream.
23 Jul 2019
Advanced Materials 2019 Osaka Japan 22-24 July 2019 Day Two
From Day two we highlight a presentation on a new additive composite technology used initially to optimise drones and on a new way of more precisely tailoring porous materials for energy storage, energy conversion and other applications.
11 Jun 2018
Transparent, conductive films for developing flexible screens
Researchers have demonstrated large-scale fabrication of a new type of transparent conductive electrode film based on nanopatterned silver. Smartphone touch screens and flat panel televisions use transparent electrodes to detect touch and to quickly switch the color of each pixel. Because silver is less brittle and more chemically resistant than materials currently used to make these electrodes, the new films could offer a high-performance and long-lasting option for use with flexible screens and electronics.
18 Apr 2017
How some battery materials expand without cracking
When you charge a battery, or when you use it, it's not just electricity but also matter that moves around inside.